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Debate Over Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement | The Line

1316 Line Bernco Body Cams

October 18, 2019 – Despite offers by the Bernalillo County Commission of more than $1million in financial support, Sheriff Manny Gonzales is still refusing to outfit his deputies with body cameras. While police-reform advocates say they’re important accountability tools, Sheriff Gonzales says body cams would be used to unfairly criticize deputies. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the benefit of body cameras for law enforcement officers in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading/Watching:
Commissioners Try Again to Get Sheriff to Accept Use of CamerasAlbuquerque Journal
Family of Woman Killed by BCSO Deputies Calls for Use of Lapel CamerasKOB 4
Autopsy: Woman Shot by BCSO at Least 21 TimesAlbuquerque Journal

 

The Line Top 10 Countdown: #4 ATF Sting & Police Reform Efforts

Top Stories of 2017 #4

December 29, 2017 – Number four on our list of the top ten stories of 2017 is the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) sting that led to a disproportionate number of arrests of African Americans in Albuquerque and ongoing reforms of Albuquerque’s police department.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican